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Meteor Shower Over Florida This Week

Posted by Brittany Bosher on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at 10:17pm.


The Taurids meteor shower will be falling over south Florida this week. The Taurids shower is not necessarily known for being the most explosive meteor shower in the cosmos but what it is known for is a astronomical phenomena, fireballs. 
 

The Taurids shower will create tons of vivid, long lasting, ultra bright meteors called “fireballs.”  Fireballs are often more bright than the planet Venus, which is the brightest planet in our solar system. “The Taurids are actually broken into two streams, the North Taurids and South Taurids, but are collectively known as the Taurid Complex. All Taurids are debris from the comet Encke, which is named after German astronomer Johan Franz Encke, who discovered it in 1786.”

The Taurids meteor shower will be most visible late evening and through the early hours of the morning Friday and Saturday nights over Jupiter and south Florida. A hint from Bill Cooke, lead for NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office in Huntsville, Ala., said the Taurids The Taurids can be seen in all parts of the sky, but if you trace them backward they will appear to radiate from the constellation Taurus.

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